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Oct 25, 2011 7:00pm PDT
destroyed at least 2200 buildings. in the hardest hit down of urgess, crews are using heavy machinery to search for people under the debris, but they're being hampered by a series of strong aftershocks. a two-week-old baby girl and her mother were found alive in the rubble. and a 10-year-old boy was also rescued. >> translator: it's incredible. i hope other people will be found alive. with overnight temperatures dropping to freezing point, many survivors are sleeping in tents and huddling around fires to stay warm. emergency food supplies are still not reaching all of the affected communities, and electricity and water remain cut off. >>> thailand's prime minister has urged residents to prepare for flooding saying water levels in central bangkok may reach up to 1.5 meters. she gave a warning on tv on tuesday. >> translator: the government cannot train all of the excess water. >> the prime minister said more places in the thai capital will be inundated. she urged people to store important possessions above the second floor. floodwaters began flowing into northern bangkok after severely
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Oct 19, 2011 7:00pm PDT
>>> demonstrators protesting new us a stairity measures now clashed with riot police in athens. the final vote for a bill that includes new tax hikes and salary cuts is scheduled on thursday. welcome to "news line." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. tens of thousands of people walked off the job. the action is part of a two-day strike ahead after crucial vote in parliament on a new round of salary cuts and tax hikes. >> descending on the streets if central athens to take part in the demonstration. >> the nationwide strike began on wednesday morning when public trsport and other workers left their workplaces in response to calls from labor unions. in athens, more than 120,000 people took to the streets in the largest protests since the greek debt crisis surfaced in 2009. but the demonstrations turned violent when some of the protesters started smashing store windows and throwing fire bombs at police who responded with tear gas. the greek parliament gave initial approvement to a new round of austerity measures on a vote on wednesday. a final vote is scheduled for thursday. measur
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Oct 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
correspondent is in brussels and has been following today's talks. he told us more about her stance. >> she said that she had talks with the rest of the commission over lunch. they were pressing upon angela merkel that her backing was required because of her status as the leader of the wealthiest countries in the european union. she seems to have come on board. a week ago in berlin, she was saying that there must be changed. she said today, we will see later about that. it might be necessary. she is changing her 10 slightly on bad. she is falling in behind the commission, demanding strong support from all around the state. >> it was a day of waiting and frustration for anyone wanting to travel in and out of greece today. >> a general strike force the cancellation of all flights in the country. >> of thousands of workers took to the streets of athens to protest millions of jobs cuts. >> and job cuts and wage reductions are elements of the savings greece needs to make in order to qualify for more bailout to help. >> the chance is never -- the chant is "never." a stable never accept the government
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Oct 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
>> hello and welcome to "the journal" in berlin. >> thanks for joining us. >> here is that the headlines as though the world's tennis -- here are the headlines. the world remembers and mourns steve jobs. the man of images and metaphors, the swedish poet tomas transtrĂ–mer wins the nobel prize in literature. the world of computing and technology is mourning a major loss, the co-founder of apple, steve jobs, died on wednesday after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. >> tributes have been pouring in from around the world. president barack obama said that the world have lost a visionary and a great american innovator. >> the ipod, the iphone, and the ipad were all brainchild's of jobs. >> a tribute to the man read, "to those of us that have been fortunate enough to know and work with steve have lost a dear man and inspiring mentotor." he he revolutionized the world with these products. he said that this was more than just personal computing. >> in 2010, we added the ipad. >> jobs was and innovator and a self-made millionaire. it all started in this california gar
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Oct 13, 2011 7:00pm PDT
landmark fiedha re bh aeent 13rsy a sou kea presidt. >>> the u.s. free trade agreement with south ff early as next january. the move could bst jan's chief export competitor in asia. how will the fta benefit the u.s. and southkoa? a 2.5% tariff now imposed on n u.s. will be eliminated within five yes. ut korean import duties on american beef and pork removed after a certain period of time. this is a tvom ms in south korea. >> the ad is sponsored by the sore gerenthcotrisroti free trade under the strong leadership of president lee myung-bak. >> translator: our country needs to expd toheor ony. the fta is a core national strategy. >> with trade accounting for nearly half thor's gd t psintas song belief that going overseas is the only path for further development. japan, on the other hand, only began preliminy lkwi t eun y r an economic partnershiagreem japan is lagging far behind its neighbor in terms of free trade. jane bins ads e concerned that the u.s./south korean trade pact could erode the competitiveness of japanese cars and tvs and hurt exports. >>ralar: a free trade pact can
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Oct 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. japan's semigovernmental energy body and a u.s. company have signed a deal to conduct a test for methane hydrate in the u.s. state of alaska. methane hydrate is a type of natural gas formed from methane and water. japan national corporation made an agreement with conoco phillips to carry out testing in northern alaska for next january. the two entities plan to dig a well 1,000 meters deep to study how much gas can be extracted. a considerable amount of methane hydrate reserves have been identified in seabeds off japan's coast. japan is hoping that the experiment with the u.s. firm will help it to find ways to efficiently extract these gas molecules and put the fuel to practical use. >>> japan's prime minister is visiting south korea and will meet his counterpart myung-bak on wednesday. >> translator: i want to have thorough discussions on future oriented japan/south korea ties including an economic partnership agreement. >> noda will likely urge south korea to resume negotiations for an agreement. it has been suspended for seven years. he will also discuss h
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Oct 6, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. friday marks the tenth anniversary of the u.s. invasion of afghanistan in response to the september 11th terrorist attacks. however, taliban fighters are stepping up their offenses, making the prospects for rebuilding afghanistan unclear. a decade has passed since the united states launched military operations against al chi in a in afghanistan. the invasion also toppled the taliban regime. a new government was later formed under president hamid karzai, with international support. however, public discontent over delays in reconstruction has allowed a resurgence of the taliban. the anti-government organization has been blamed for recent terror attacks across afghanistan. the u.n. says over 1,400 civilians were killed during the first half of this year, the highest number since the invasion. >> translator: things improved after the collapse of the taliban, but recently the security situation has been deteriorating. >> translator: no progress has been seen. people's livelihoods have become much worse since the u.s. army came to afghanistan. >> the u.s. military began its pullout in july and
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Oct 10, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, christians and muslims, men, women, old, and young. let us stand against this ugly conspiracy. >> eu foreign ministers expressed concern over the events in cairo. in luxembourg, they called for the protection of all egyptians. >> i think it is important that egyptian authorities and all concerned in egypt reaffirm freedom of worship in egypt, and that all sides step back from the violence. that is what the world looks to them all to do. >> the mood in cairo was fraught. many are concerned violence could flare again at any time. >> in libya, forces backing the transitional government say they have cornered troops loyal to gaddafi in sirte. the town saw heavy fighting on monday, with tanks near the convention center. civilians are trying to flee. the red cross is helping evacuate those from the main hospital, which has been badly hit by the fighting. foreign ministers from all 27 union countries have called for the president of syria to step down. they said the crackdown on protesters may amount to crimes against humanity. also on the eu list -- belarus. there were expanded sanctions against t
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Oct 7, 2011 7:00pm PDT
predicted. the u.s. labor department says 103,000 jobs were added in the nonfarm sector. the sector is considered particularly sensitive to economic trends. the market predicted the u.s. economy would only add 60,000 jobs. by sector, construction added 26,000 jobs in september, while telecommunication services saw 30,000 more jobs. mainly becse of a strike at a major communication firm. by contrast, 13,000 manufacturing jobs and 34,000 government jobs were lost. meanwhile, the jobless rate may remain at 9.1% for the third straight month. president barack obama announced a major jobs bill in early september. however, a delay in congressional action is hampering fully-fledged improvement in the jobs market. >>> the u.s. and it's allies invaded afghanistan ten years ago, a month after 9/11. the goal was to go after al qaeda and take down the taliban regime, but the taliban is still a force in afghanistan and its power seems to be growing. nhk world's hideki yui visited the eastern part of the country to find out why. >> reporter: this is the main road leading to the eastern region from
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Oct 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to the citizens who elected us that it is necessary to pass through this difficult phase. this is the only way to avoid an even worse fate. >> greeks what none of it. they are facing job losses for 30,000 public sector workers as well as new taxes. that is why they send a message the only way they can. the package of cuts are a precondition for greece getting their hands on the last amount of bail of funds they need. >> major unions promise even bigger protests for tomorrow. for more, we spoke to our correspondent in athens and asked what we can expect. >> well, there is a call by the communist union to actually surround parliament in order to keep mp's from being able to make their way there and cast a vote on a very controversial new round of austerity that the government is desperate to vote through parliament tomorrow. the unions have vowed that they will try to circle parliament to prevent the mps from voting this. rallies are expected at the capital throughout the capital. there is anger on the streets of athens. >> is there a fear that worst violence might erupt after the clashes that w
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Oct 24, 2011 7:00pm PDT
and military troops are searching around the clock using heavy machinery. but aftershocks are forcing rescue operations to be suspended intermitntly. many of the collapsed buildings are in urban centers. there are no detailed reports yet on the damage in rural areas. many people are believed to be trapped under debris. the international community including japan and the u.s. has offered to help. but the turkish government says it can deal with the matter by itself. near the quake-hit areas, kurdish separatist guerrillas have been staging an armed struggle against government forces near the iraqi border to the south. the kurds are criticizing the government for declining offers of aid from other countries to cover up the kurdish secessionist campaign. >>> in the turkish town, nearly 100 apartment buildings have collapsed and 169 people have died in the quake. that's more than half the total death toll. urgess has suffered the worst damage. our reporter has more on that. >> reporter: the fire department says these are being used in search and rescue operations. at least 150 people are believed
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Oct 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
citizens are relishing their lives without a dictator in charge. the u.s. says it will pull the remainder of its nearly 40,000 soldiers out of iraq by the end of the year. washington had planned to keep thousands of troops stationed in iraq to train local forces, but negotiations with baghdad failed to result in a deal. >> u.s. soldiers are packing up their gear. at camp victory in baghdad, the headquarters of the u.s. troop presence. the soldiers' mission is coming to a close after barack obama and iraqi prime minister agree on a withdrawal of active-duty troops in the coming months. >> today, i can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years of america's war in iraq, it will be over. >> of 39,000 u.s. troops are currently stationed in iraq. most are trainers and special forces teams. combat troops left the country a year ago. 4400 americans died in the conflict. >> tunisia takes a step towards democracy this weekend when it votes for constitutional council. a german foreign minister paid a visit to the tunisian e
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Oct 3, 2011 6:30pm PDT
am suddenly free. that is great, but hard to get used to. >> the tele lechler as for russia and in the netherlands and is now found refuge in lithuania -- dinatale of left for russia -- italia. she wrote about alexander lukashenko and his abuse of power. >> the kgb confiscated 20 computers and put huge pressure of my colleagues. i lost two teams because people were afraid to come to work. the scattered when the police beat me up. >> hear the kgb museum in vilnius, she recalls the events of december 19, 2010 in the belarusian capital of minsk where her involvement in protest against election fraud are her of being and imprisonment. >> i cannot take it. they took me to a place just like this. the cell was similar. the beds, too. but there were so many of us that had to lie on the floor. it was awful. there are still innocent in people in jail there in minsk. one was given five years. >> minsk, where the dictator alexander lukashenko still ruled with an iron fist. natalia cher herself with irina chalip. her release is tainted with sadness. >> there was suddenly this awful certa
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Oct 11, 2011 6:00pm PDT
correspondent in jerusalem. what can you tell us about this deal? do you know anything else? >> one needs to be cautious. tonight, there are several positive signs. according to the israeli media, they could have a position by tonight's. there are expected to get authority. there and several meetings over the past few days with egypt. israel seems to have a very important role in all of this. from what we know now, 1000 prisoners should be released in several stages. these are a high-profile prisoners. it is not clear which names are on the list. >> why is this development coming? >> it would be necessary to see the details of who made the concession. the media on both sides seem to have been more flexible on the issues. i expect the hamas leaders to profit from this, especially the military, because of all the changes in hamas lately. the initiative of abbas and the west bank leadership has gotten a lot of international attention. they have been under pressure from the israeli public to find a solution for a long time. the call this blood on their hands. there is a majority who once him
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Oct 4, 2011 7:00pm PDT
will be an option. >> we have the opportunity to go instead of working in kiribas, we'll use our qualifications to apply for jobs in other countries besides kiribas. >> reporter: as the pressure builds, the president asked the international community to address a climate change seriously. >> is to have the community deal with the problem they have created. there has to be a small responsibility here. >> reporter: the u.n. has become highly concerned about this issue. secretary-general ban ki-moon visited kiribas in september, the first secretary-general to do that. he planted mangrove trees to help prevent erosion and made an appeal for international support. >> the countries in the pacific island, they are the fronts of the front line states, and i'll carry this message to the world leaders, including general assembly, the negotiation process. >>or developing and advanced nations, there are strong differences of opinion on how to address climate change. this november, the cop17 conference will decide whether the kyoto the procoal will end in 2012. >>> joining us is a uchida from our business d
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Oct 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
>> hello and welcome to "the journal." >> thanks for joining us. >> coming up, all eyes are on brussels as leaders meet to hammer out a deal they hope will result the iraq crisis once and for all. there is a lot at stake for everyone. it could be a very long night. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> a make or break summit in brussels to deal with europe's debt crisis is already making headway. to avoid a meltdown in the banking sector, leaders have agreed european banks must increase reserves to withstand potential losses. officials also say leaders intend to increase the amount of money in the bailout fund. the leaders are eager to show that are committed to finding a lasting solution to europe's debt problem. >> the meeting of all 27 members produced results as far as how much capital banks should hold with risky investments. >> banks will be required to have 9% core capital. this will have to happen by june next year. >> few observers expected such rapid results. heads of state and government appeared happy with the outcome, but the b
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Oct 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the financial markets, they do not use small caliber munitions. the financial markets use the big guns. >> for the deputies here in strasbourg, it is time for europe to start shooting back. >> on the eve of the summit, the italian prime minister could be close to agreement with his coalition partners, the northern league, over reforms that could cut government spending. berlusconi has put forward a package of proposals. his party says some progress has been made. there is still no agreement on the plan to raise the retirement age to 67. that is opposed by the northern league, berlusconi, if coalition partners in government. there is a lot of talk, but no action. another has been a bump in the road when it comes to the eu summit. >> a flurry of activity, but will they disappoint the world again? expectations were high heading up to the summit wednesday, but eurozone governments are warning it could take weeks to finalize a plan to solve the debt crisis. leaders will gather in brussels as planned, but a meeting of finance ministers that was expected to lay the groundwork for the deal has
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Sep 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
prefecture back in 2005. discussion focused on a plan to use plutonium/uranium-mixed chemicals at the reactor. kyushu had some of its employees attend the event and have opinions favorable to the project. as a preventive measure, the panel has advised the power company to refrain from making political donations and contacting governors or mayors of areas hosting nuclear plants. >> translator: this is the moment of truth for us. we will study the report and consider the issue carefully and make our utmost efforts to prevent a recurrence. >>> now tonight's "the road ahead." this is where people in the disaster-hit area get away from it all. for a few hours they can sit back and enjoy the entertainment offered by this pop-up theater. we have a report from miyagi prefecture. >> reporter: after two hours of pumping air, this inflatable building comes to life. japan's first pop-up movie theater rises in the town of matsushima. over four days, the pop-up cinemas showed locals 15 movies. the theater cost over $1 million to make. it seats 120 people comfortably. the seating is arranged so everyone in
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Oct 4, 2011 6:00pm PDT
>> welcome to "the journal." >> thank you for joining us. >> the headlines this hour, a truck bomb killed scores of people in the somali capital. the nobel prize in physics for their research on the expanding cosmos. >> france and belgium will step in to save the bank after shares suffered a dramatic plunge. >> the somali islamist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly truck bomb attack. several people were killed and dozens wounded when suicide bomber drove a truck into the gate of the government compounds. many of the victims were students. it comes after the government announced it would drive the militants out of the capital. the bomb ripped through part of the education ministry and the surrounding shops. anyone close to the explosion did not stand a chance of survival. most victims were civilians. many students came to apply for scholarships. >> so many people have died and many more were injured. my thoughts go to the students that came to pick up their results. >> the militant group claimed responsibility. the first major attack since the rebels withdrew from the cap
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Oct 20, 2011 7:00pm PDT
in a suburb of sirte, he used satellite tv to call on his supporters to fight until the bitter end. crowds of libyans burst into songs of jubilations after the demise. to put an end to eight months of civil war. moous ta fa jaleel is expected to hold a conference on saturday and declare all of libya liberated. disagreements within the ntc are dlae ii ining launch. >> this marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of libya. who now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny in a new and democratic libya. >> people in libya today have an even greater chance after this news of building themselves a strong and democratic future. >> france was also one of the leading countries. called the demise a milestone in the nation's battle to free itself from more than four decades of dictatorship. moon says it marks a shift for libya. >> the road ahead for libya and its people will be difficult and full of challenges. now is the time for all libyans to come together. >> muammar al gadhafi was the longest serving head of state in the arab world. >> reporter: gadhafi is said to h
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Oct 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT
of the stress test, but they won't give us any information to help us decide whether or not we can restart the reactor. >> it's still unclear whether or not these tests will lead to restarting the idle nuclear reactors. local governments and residents have to approve before any reactor can be turned back on. >>> japan's atomic energy commission said it aims to start retrieving melted nuclear fuel rods from the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant within ten years. the commission's expert panel presented a draft report on friday, outlining the timetable for scrapping the plant. the report says decommissioning will start with repairing the containment vessels of the number one, two, and three reactors where meltdowns occurred. the commission also plans to start moving spent fuel rods from pools at the number one, two, three and four reactors to another pool in the plant within three years. the report projects that the decommissioning will take more than 30 years to complete. in 1979, three mile island accident, about 70% of the reactor's fuel rods melted. actual fuel retrieval began six yea
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Oct 8, 2011 4:00pm PDT
rainforest ecosystem is endangered because of palm oil. >> palm oil is used to produce many things -- makeup, biodiesel fuel for cars, and, yes, even some of our favorite snacks. in fact, the world wildlife fund says 50% of the packaged foods found in grocery stores are made with palm oil. >> the way they make -- harvest palm oil is, they cut down an area of rainforest -- they actually burn it -- and then they use that area to plant a palm-tree farm where they use the fruit of the palm tree to make the oil. >> to understand this issue, you need to understand some definitions. sustainable palm oil comes from farmers who are helping to protect the rainforests. non-sustainable palm oil comes from farmers who are hurting the ecosystem. >> they're destroying orangutan habitats and habitats of all the animals in the indonesian rainforest. >> jordan started researching non-sustainable palm oil as a sixth-grade current-events project. he realized he wanted to do something about it, so he recruited his classmates. >> i helped, like, spread the word. >> i did some online, like, posters and banners. >>
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Sep 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
as a major blow to al qaeda. they were both killed by a u.s. air strike. obama said that one planned and directed the murder of americans. >> u.s. officials confirmed that the use and on manned drone to target anwar al-awlaki's convoy. it is believed that he was an important and highly active leader within the al qaeda network. he repeatedly advocated the killing of u.s. citizens and even helped to plot a tax. barack obama authorized the assassination last year. obama said that his killing was a milestone in the war on terror. >> this is further proof that al qaeda and its affiliates will find no safe haven anywhere in the world. working with yemen and our other allies, we will be determined, we will be delivered, we will be relentless and resolute in our commitment to destroy terrorist networks. >> anti-terrorism investigators have linked anwar al-awlaki to numerous attacks. two of the 9/11 hijackers are thought to have been his followers. anwar al-awlaki was never charged with any formal crimes. this raises the question of killing a u.s. citizen without due process of law. >> fight
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Oct 1, 2011 4:00pm PDT
a cafeteria favorite. >> i'll tell you about teen volunteers at the zoo. >> join us as we hit the fashion runway for an exclusive look at the fall ralph lauren girls and holiday collection. >> in flag facts, i'll explain why one of our states owes its name to a mistake. >> i'll tell you about one of america's most beloved historical poems. it tells a rousing tale of colonial heroism. but it stretches the truth. >> that and much more, so keep watching "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's our top story for this week. >> as we all know, jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. but there's still a lot more to learn about this distant giant. that's what nasa's newest space mission is going to find out. harry tells us more. >> packed with the very latest scientific gear, juno launched in august 2011. >> it gets to jupiter in 2016, so it takes five years to get to jupiter. >> whoa! did he say five years? >> five years to get to jupiter. >> well, the distance we're talking about is over 366 million miles. that's equal to going around th
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Oct 3, 2011 7:00pm PDT
in europe and the u.s. they fell about 2.3% in frankfurt. nearly 1.9% in paris and 1% in london. in new york, the dow jones industrial average fell 258 points, or 2.4% to 10,655. market players say growing concerns over the european credit problems are dampening investors' appetite for risk. >>> now let's get a check on tokyo stock markets. the dow has dropped over 2% for the second day in a row. it's now at the lowest level since september of last year. market players have been concerned about the weaker euro zone economies, specifically greece. for more, we cross over to ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. the concerns over greece are holding a grip over markets. how are markets reacting this tuesday morning here in japan? >> very good morning to you, ai. come big moves there in stocks, currencies and gold. i'll come to that in a second. let's go to the opening levels here for the nikkei and the topix this tuesday morning. you can see the nikkei down over 100 points. the topix down over 10 points. global markets continue to be gripped by euro zone issues. eu officials and leaders
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Oct 5, 2011 7:00pm PDT
kobayashi. this just in to us. apple reported that its former top executive steve jobs has died. he resigned from the post at the end of august. jobs was a world renowned charismatic manager who was responsible for the success of best-selling products like the iphone and the ipad. once again, apple has confirmed its former stop executive steve jobs has passed away. he resigned from the post in august. he was a world renowned charismatic manager who was responsible for the success of best-selling products like the iphone and the ipad. >>> one of the most powerful politicians in japan is going on trial in an hr. former democratic party leader ichiro ozawa is facing criminal charges in connection with a political funding scandal. it's extremely rare for a powerful politician in japan to face criminal charges in court. security is tight in and around the tokyo district court. in a park next to the building, many people gathered for the chance to win seats for the public gallery. ozawa is accused of falsifying financial reports. the charges are in connection with a $5.2 million land purchase made
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Oct 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
for more than a thousand prisoners. in a landmark ruling, the european court bans stem cell use when a human embryo is destroyed. after five years of being held hostage by hamas, israeli soldier gilad shalit has been reunited with his family. the first prisoners released to secure his freedom are back in the west bank and gaza strip. this is an emotional release for palestinians and israelis. >> gilad shalit was given a warm welcome by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he stepped off the helicopter. a few moments later, he was reunited with his father. his father worked tirelessly to secure his release from captivity. he was set free on the egyptian border and made comments to egyptian television before being handed over to the israelis. shalit looked weak and pale after his ordeal. >> yes, they were five long years but i always thought that the day would come when i would be free. it might have taken a long time, but it finally happened. >> the first group of freed palestinian prisoners were celebrated as heroes in the west bank and gaza. palestinian authority president m
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Oct 11, 2011 7:00pm PDT
financial facility needs to be approved by all 17 countries that use the euro. slovakia is the only member that voted it down. >> translator: we are now facing our biggest crisis since world war ii. >> slovakia has a population of fi 5.4 million with one of the smallest econ mees, but it's drawing worldwide attention. >> political parties opposed ton plan not only for slovakia, but all of europe. >> the main issue is whether to increase the funds's lending capacity to 440 billion from the current 250 billion. the other 16 euros that approved the rescue measure. slovakia adopted the kurpsy in 2009. before this, the country achieved economic growth of 10% in 2007 thanks to the automobile and electric appliance industries. the economy slowed with europe's debt problem triggered by the greek crisis. the country is being asked to guarantee 7.7 billion euros. this is almost 60% of the state budget. anger is mounding about supporting greece when which is a wealthier country. >> i want the government to help us. >> translator: it's not acceptable to use our tax money to help greece. >> opposit
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Oct 22, 2011 4:00pm PDT
all the time, but what exactly is a diplomat? we visit the u.s. state department to find out. >> i'll tell you why there's a blindfolded woman on one of our state flags. >> i'll tell you about dinner companions we can only dream about. >> that and much more, so keep watching "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's our top story for this week. >> headaches can be a huge pain, but for some teens who get an extreme type of headache, it's an even bigger problem. tyler has the story. >> when daniel beecher complained about constant headaches, people thought he was making excuses. but his headaches were real and more severe than normal. >> i had it for a week straight. i was having two a day. >> that was during the summer. then school started, and daniel's headaches began to really get in the way. >> i'd have to be in a dark room, away from light, away from noise, 'cause that only makes the headaches worse. so i really had to step aside for at least an hour and just let it subside. >> the headaches were affectingd his mother went to the nor
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Oct 29, 2011 4:00pm PDT
of us are in uncharted territory. tyler joins us now to talk about the dos and don'ts of texting. tyler? >> one sec, mwanzaa. i'm wrapping up this text. was that rude? most teens, in a recent survey, say "yes," yet for some reason, we still do it. when is the wrong time to send a text message? >> obviously, like, if you're in class. >> like, at the movies. >> way late in the evening, like, waking somebody up. >> when you're in the car. >> probably dinner, 'cause my mom, like, hates me when i, like, start texting and, like, she's trying to talk to me. >> okay, we know it's wrong to text at school, dinner, or when talking with a friend, but have you ever done it? >> yes. >> yes. >> yes. >> yes, but i've never sent a text at school. >> margaret sullivan is with text plus, a mobile app that's very interested in texting trends. so, it did a survey and found that the average teen sends 100 texts a day. that's about 3,000 texts a month. here's what else the survey found. >> 75% of texters say that it's rude to talk and text at the same time -- to text in the middle of a conversation, but 50% o
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Oct 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
for the laboratory, the french national research council, at the university of strasbourg. it gives us comfort for the work that we do back at home. >> of the medicine prize is traditionally the first of the five to be announced. the three are credited with revolutionizing our understanding of the human immune system. >> they have opened up new avenues for prevention and therapy related research within infectious disease, cancer, inflammation, auto immunity, and more. >> the research helped unlock secrets of the body because the immune system. all of the nobel prizes will be awarded on december 10 in stockholm. >> joining us for more on the nobel prize for medicine is our science correspondent. we know the nobel committee is standing by their decision to include ralphs in the award. tell us more about their work and what it was targeting. >> they were targeting the first line of defense, the eighth indian system. it is your skin, mucous membranes, systems within your body that are in place to keep organisms and pathogens out. what he had done is work to the adaptive immune system, the secondar
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Oct 12, 2011 6:30pm PDT
million people in the united states do not have a job. u.s. unemployment is now a national crisis. federal reserve board chairman bernanke sees the current unemployment is as widespread, enduring and unprecedented. >> we've had now close to 10% unemployment now for a number of years, and of the people who are unemployed, about 45% have been unemployed for six months or more. >> that 45% figure adds up to roughly six million americans them have not had a job in the past six months. mr. bernanke also says long- term unemployed could well become the permanently unemployed. the bernanke comments come in the middle of a nationwide protest movement called occupy wall street. these protestors are demonstrating against wall street and its corporations. , who they believe caused the ongoing unemployment crisis. boston, baltimore, chicago, denver, kansas city, los angeles, new york, san francisco, seattle, st. louis, washington, d.c. have all seen the wall street demonstrations. president obama's former green energy advisor, ben jones, compares the protests to the arab spring. >> i think there's an
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Oct 2, 2011 6:00pm PDT
get. but does it mean jobs? i don't care who is building the drones -- apparently drones were used or reportedly they were used in that assassination. you know, is that producing jobs? are there drone factories in ohio? >> luckie martin -- lockheed martin -- boeing. >> there is too much pain to feel the pleasure of getting these really, really bad guys. and obama is not the type to spite of all and the end zone so there has not been much gloating over it. there has not been any -- he has not stopped to really capitalizing on it. >> let me show you a picture. wizard owner ted leonsis, at a wizard's game, on the d.c. sports blog. ted leonsis challenges the president rhetoric about the gap between the very rich and everyone else. >> i voted for the president, and that's out on donations to his reelection campaign. it blows my mind when i am asked for money as a donation and at the same time i am being blasted as the bad guy. his advice to the president is to rethink how to talk to business and sell to business leaders on your plan to make the president -- country great. many of us wan
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Oct 10, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. u.s. stock prices surged overnight after german and french leaders agreed to boost the capital of european banks to stem the region's debt crisis. the dow jones industrial average gained 330 points or nearly 3% to end the day at 11,433. concerns over the spread of europe's debt crisis eased following talks between german chancellor merkel and french president nicolas sarkozy on sunday. another supporting factor was the decision made by the french and belligian to split up dexia. this brought a sense of relief to investors. now let's take a economic on tokyo shares. as you know, u.s. stocks rallied due to optimism, so how is this affecting tokyo trading? let's go to the tokyo stock exchange. what are we seeing here in japan this tuesday morning? >> well, ai, let's look at the opening levels straightaway, and we can see how the nikkei and topix are opening up this tuesday morning. looking at the opening levels for the nikkei and to approxima pix right now. continuing the rally we saw in the u.s. markets rallying there that german and french leaders pledged to take firm measures i
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Oct 12, 2011 7:00pm PDT
at a hair salon in the u.s. state of california on wednesday. the incident occurred in the city of seal beach about 50 column teres south of los angeles. police rushed to the scene and confirmed that nine people were shot. among the nine, one person remains in critical condition. six of the victims were employees of the salon. police arrested a man and took him into custody. they found several weapons in his car and are investigating the shooting. the government of myanmar has begun freeing prisoners after it announced amnesty for more than 6,000 detainees. the amnesty covers political and other prisoners. the first of 6,359 detainees walked free after the announcement was made after the president. they filmed several prisoners leading a prisoner. the opposition national league for democracy said they confirmed that 184 political prisoners have been released so far. >> the move is seen as an attempt to appease prodemocracy groups. they opposed economic sanctions and said the release of prisoners is a condition for listening to sanctions. speaking to reuters news agency after the amnesty
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Oct 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. this removed the final hurdle to remove tax revenues to ease -- to use tax revenues to ease the debt crisis. slovakia was the very last country in the eurozone to agree to expand to 440 billion euros. this is the primary weapon against the growing debt load carried by both governments and banks. >> a whole lot of political wrangling and then, 114 votes, 30 no's. the prime minister is relieved. >> i would like to thank all members of the parliament who decided very responsibly but i am sad. >> that is because the vote came with a catch, early elections to be held next march. >> today is a black day for slovakia and the european taxpayer. i am very sorry about that. our coalition partners are trying to discard any pre- election promises. >> they were always for the rescue fund. >> not approving this in the first round was an international disgrace. if the government cannot deal with decisions like this one, i will not be able to -- they will not be able to deal with these in the future. >> that will be decided in the spring. >> there has been a sigh of relief. >> there is a belief which is po
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Oct 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. the 14th of every month is an unlucky day for the last. they wanted to bring us down on december 14 and now on october 14. now they have failed. >> many in the opposition are convinced that silvio berlusconi's days are numbered following sex and corruption scandals. >> the prime minister meant to prove he can govern. with such a small margin, he has proved he cannot. we cannot permit a situation in which the police would swing their batons. >> a demonstration against the power of the banks was underway in milan. more demonstrations against the banks are planned for saturday. many people say they could easily turn into anti-silvio berlusconi protests. >> the protests have toppled the coalition in slovakia. the government has been dismissed and there are talks about forming an interim government. the president lost an vote of confidence. can world leaders come up with a plan to bail out banks and governments at the same time, if necessary? >> that is what the g-20 wants to do. europe was in the spotlight on friday as the group of 20 gathered in paris. the meeting comes in the run-up t
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Oct 24, 2011 6:30pm PDT
be the role model for other indebted countries to kind -- to to copy -- to copy. >> their milk is used in butter and business is booming. brian has a firm. it is family owned for nine generations. he has 150 cows and his herd is growing. >> milk prices are up. the weather is going extremely well. grass growth is extremely well. the cows are content. it is looking good for next year as well. >> the farm is a cooperative owned by the farmers themselves. that is good news for his business. the company's sales manager is paying a visit to introduce some of his latest products. the brand is a global success story. it is ireland's biggest food exporter. germany is one of its largest foreign markets. it is popular in countries like china and angola. >> i feel quite proud about it. getting my dairy products on markets around the globe gives a boost to ireland. >> the amount of food leaving dublin ports is growing all the time. that is helping the celtic tiger discovered its roar. at the same time, imports are dropping. purchasing power remains weak. the crisis is not over yet. this dublin fami
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Oct 27, 2011 7:00pm PDT
are working day and night, using heavy machinery. rain and snow started falling in the area on wednesday making survivors' lives more difficult. the government estimates the quake affected up to 600,000 people in van province. relief supplies are reportedly not reaching everyone in need. the turkish government initially declined foreign aid after the quake but later decided to accept assistance. international aid workers and a medical team from japan have begun working in the devastated region. >>> now take a look at the latest in business news and the currency. the yen stubbornly high. >> no kidding, catherine. refreshing that high for three days in a row now the yen hit another hit torque hianother hi high against the dollar on thursday with reinvestors reacting positively to financial news from europe. it surpassed the record high set on the previous day. this comes as investors reacted positively to the fiscal measures adopted by the european union designed to contain the region's debt crisis. moves to buy back the euro and sell the dollar intensified, following the decision by eu le
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Oct 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
's ambassador to the united states, where he lives. the u.s. department of justice says flat-out that iran's military unit known as the quds force planned to hire a mexican drug cartel to kill the saudi ambassador to the united states at a d.c. restaurant. but federal authorities foiled the plan because one of the two plotters, manssor arbabsiar, worked with an informant of the u.s. government. arbabsiar, who has dual u.s.- iranian citizenship, is now under arrest in a federal prison in new york. the justice department says that arbabsiar and no concerns about how many u.s. lives would be lost if this plot were to be carried out. >> when the confidential source noted that there could be 100 or 150 people in a restaurant where the requested bombing would take place, including possibly members of the united states congress, the lead defendant said, no problem. >> the other alleged plotters gohlam shakuri, a member of the iranian quds force. he is believed to be in iran. u.s. attorney general holder was asked on tuesday whether the plot was sanctioned by any high-level member of the iranian g
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Oct 10, 2011 6:30pm PDT
year after that, until harry's life was taken, he used to come around to see my father, and he would bring my father tobacco for his pipe. >> but on march 20th, 1989, superintendent harry green was ambushed. he was with superintendent bob buchanan after meeting police colleagues from the republic of ireland. at the cross border security talks, they discussed ways to stem about a smuggling ring controlled by the ira. when they beat stamp -- stamp out a smuggling ring controlled by the ira. when they returned, the killers were waiting. questions remain over how the terrorists knew when and where the two men would be crossing the border. he is convinced he knows the answer. he is the founder and head of the group family's acting for innocent relatives. his own father was killed by the ira. now he helps the family members of other victims. >> we know for a fact that a senior member of the ira was contacted by an officer and told they were ready to leave the station. it had to be in operation. there had to be collusion. >> he has talked to many witnesses. his campaign resulted in the form
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Oct 12, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the price for the plan to kill the saudi ambassador in washington. the u.s. was threatening a new round of sanctions against the country as well. iran has rejected the charges, saying the allegations are made to deflect attention from america's economic problems. >> washington is urging the world to take action against tehran. u.s. officials say the plot goes right to the top. this was the secretary of state's response. >> a dangerous escalation of the iranian government's longstanding use of political violence and sponsorship of terrorism. >> the u.s. says this man was the target, the saudi ambassador, a close aide to king abdullah, sent to washington after see september 11 attacks to help repair the king's image. one of the attackers was arrested last month. officials say he initially cooperated with authorities and made contact with another suspect, now said to be in iran. saudis say the evidence of official iranian responsibility is overwhelming. the gulf cooperation council of regional states has also condemned the plots. tehran has angrily denied the allegations, calling them ridi
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Oct 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
destroy the infrastructure. they certainly hit the armed forces. this allowed us to get organized. >> with the help of trainers from some nato countries, groups of volunteers with kalashnikov were molded into fighting units. they eventually managed to capture the capital. >> nato was a decisive factor. they were able to sweep gaddafi out of the sky and then to control the way the conflict on the ground was developing. i think that nato decided it. >> it remains to be seen whether nato will play a role inside of libya in the post khaddafi era. the peacekeeping mission would require the deployment of ground troops. >> there will be great reluctance on the part of cash- strapped nato governments including the united states to actually put troops on the ground because this is much more might expensive -- much more expensive. this raises the question, how do you get them out again? >> the timing of the killing of gaddafi will be crucial for libya as well as the alliance, nato. >> recently, many have cast doubt on nato's future. it has proved that it is still capable of something. >> th
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Oct 26, 2011 7:00pm PDT
for joining us. why does the action plan keep getting delayed? what is taking so long? >> i think there is a gap in understanding about, you know, how much of greek debt has to be reduced between france and germany. and i think that is one of the big issues. the ratio should affect the amount banks have to raise capital and also it should have ramifications on bonds. the gap between france and germany in terms of action is now a bit of an agreement to be reached. >> the haircut ratio, that's one of the two big issues that has yet to be resolved. the bondholder losses for those who do own greek debt, and the bailout fund expansion. what are your thoughts on those issues? >> well, i think for the greek debt haircut, i think anyhow they will agree on 50% haircut, is my understanding. but, of course, going forward, they have to discuss about, you know, the necessity for them to engineer haircuts for other bonds, like italian bonds, spanish bonds and that should, of course, affect the amount of recapitalization. and the amount that the ebf has to provide the money. and i think the amou
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Oct 11, 2011 11:00pm PDT
trained hawks from when i was a little boy, i, and i continue to do that today, and i remember when i used to visit my uncle in the white house, and in 1962 i wrote my uncle a letter and said to him that i wanned to write a book about pollution, and i'd like to meet with him about that issue, and he, i was eight years old. [laugh] he had me in to. >> he found time on the calendar. >> he found time on the calendar, had me in to the oval office. whenever i visit the white house i always look down the old post office building in washington, d.c. because there were pair of eastern and adam peregrine falcons. >> yeah. >> .which was the most spectacular predatory bird in north america. it flew two hundred and fifty miles an hour. it had salmon pink with a beautiful white cere, and i could watch those birds come down pennsylvania avenue, pick pigeons out of the air in front of the white house forty feet above the heads of the pedestrians and then carry them back to the top of the post office, and for me that was much more exciting than visiting my uncle at the white house. [laugh] but that bird
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Oct 7, 2011 6:00pm PDT
women are subjected to a genital mutilation. that is 8000 per day. raping women is used as a weapon of war on every continent. libya is just the latest example. there was reference to u.n. resolution 1325. >> resolution makes violence against women in the armed conflict and international security issues. it underlines the need for women to become participants in the peace process. >> in awarding these prizes, the nobel committee is calling on people around the world to support wittman's fight for freedom. -- women's fight for freedom. >> we are going to talk more about the peace prize winners. let's start with the impact of this award and what it means for women in the arab world. >> this is big support for arab women in fighting for her rights and equality in the arab region. it gives the push and support for other women who are still struggling on the ground and do not have the strength to open up to other people and to the media to tell them do not give up. i can do it. you can do it, too. most importantly, men dominate society in arab countries. they will change the way they loo
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Oct 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
call other nations to join us in condemning this threat to peace and security. >> the senate defeats the president's jobs bill. >> i will not take no for an answer and i hope you won't either. >> republicans have a jobs plan of their own. >> the president believes government money creates jobs. we believe business creates jobs. >> is a herman cain just another flavor of the week? >> the difference between flavor of the week and black walnut, does it taste good all the time. >> a new hampshire primary before christmas -- are you kidding? captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- the united states government as we get accused the government of iran of plotting to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states on american soil. the alleged plot reportedly involved a payment of $1.5 million to a mexican drug cartel to kill the ambassador and carry out other attacks. attorney general eric holder said the plot also involve elements of iran's's elite quids ds force. a spokesman for the u.n. says that -- for iran in the un says they categorically reject be "bas
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Oct 17, 2011 7:00pm PDT
out of the u.s. later today. after the markets close, apple will be coming out with its earnings, as well as intel and from the banking side, goldman sachs and bank of america. we'll keep track of all of that. for now, back to you. >> ramin, thank you for that. that's our reporter from the tokyo stock exchange. >>> now, on to the next news. the flooding in thailand continues to have a huge affect on the economy and on japanese firms that operate there. over 400 japanese-affiliated companies at 6 industrial complexes in the country have been inundated by the heavy rains. parts makers have been unavailable to deliver their orders on time and many major japanese auto firms have been forced to temporarily shut down. >> the tie finance minister says the eventual flood damage could cost up to 1. % of the country's total gdp. >>> among the companies affected is japan's toyota motor. due to a shortage of parts supplies. toyota's three plants in thailand have not been directly hit by the flooding but with suppliers affected, the company was forced to stop production until saturday. the au
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Oct 21, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. kasdugo was at home. after the march 11th disaster, the boys kept going back to where their house used to stand, their aunt and foster mother sasaki went with them. they loved for clues about their grandmother's whereabouts. seven months after the march 11th disaster, toshihiko and masuko showed signs they were ready to accept their grandmother's death. sasaki thought a funeral would help the brothers come to terms with their loss. >> translator: they've now settled into their new routine. and that gives them enough time and composure to think about their grandmother. i think we should give her a funeral so they can say good-bye to her. once and for all. >> katsuko's family decided to hold her funeral on what would have been her birthday. they put soil from where their home used to stand in an urn in place of her ashes. on the eve of the funeral, toshihiko abruptly said his grandmother might have survived the tsunami. >> reporter: masuko dismissed yoshihiko's remarks. sasaki looked on. the following day, 50 people came to kasuko's funeral. they held a ceremony to see off her spirit. [
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